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Rod Spicer

Rod is responsible for the operations of the Claims Department, policy wording development and the management of large and complex claims.

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How every accountant can be a step ahead when your client is selected for an audit relating to the Black Economy or on rental property related expenses

The ATO has been focusing heavily on the Black Economy and on excessive rental property related expenses in 2019 and will continue this into 2020. There are ways you...

The ATO Commissioner’s Annual Report, and all that may follow

Late last year the Commissioner of Taxation’s Annual Report was released by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). A few key themes were evident in the report including the refinement...

Blockchain – How tax can build a network of trust

When it made Gartner’s Hype Cycle for the Emerging Technologies List in 2017, some said we’d reached peak-blockchain. Gartner predicted that the technology was still 10 years away from...

Employer obligations is the new black

The introduction of SuperStream and Single Touch Payroll is prompting new compliance initiatives by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). With real time data to trawl through, the ATO has...

ATO approach to dictate SMSF audit activity

A statement was released earlier this month which alludes to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) being dissatisfied with the level of compliance by employers in relation to   Superannuation Guarantee...

The ATO’s supercharge on superannuation

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is relatively transparent when it comes to industries or areas of interest, and the media are typically on the pulse to broadcast this information...

Expanding the net of audit activity

If we are to believe what we read in the media, the sharing economy is still high on the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) radar. The rapidly evolving sharing economy,...

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